originally from Memphis, he is currently an associate professor at the University of Evansville–Indiana, where he is the editor of Measure: A Review of Formal Poetry and associate director of the University of Evansville Press. His work has appeared in numerous publications such as Poetry, The North American Review, Prairie Schooner, and others. He has been a Tennessee Williams Scholar at the Sewanee Writers’ Conference. Griffith, who lives in Evansville, has published two chapbooks, Necessary Alchemy (1999), which won the Tennessee Chapbook Competition, and Poisoning Caesar (2004). His first full–length collection, A Matinee in Plato’s Cave, was recently published by Water Press & Media.